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Year-End Message from Your PTA President

As we wind down our school year, I would like to extend congratulations on behalf of the PTA, to our graduating 5th graders. This is only the beginning in what will be an exciting life-long journey of learning. This has been great school year, and it’s my hope that our students will keep fond memories of their experiences at Crofton Elementary close in mind and heart.

The end of the school year marks the end of my journey as PTA President. I had the luxury of being flanked by Johnny Saint Amour and Gary Heldt throughout my two-year tenure, and I frankly could not have done this job with out them – thanks guys! I would also like to thank the many parents, teachers, administrators and adult volunteers who have supported the amazing programs we have brought to this community. Most elementary school PTAs that I’ve spoken with, host half as many fun and enriching programs and have half the student enrollment. Leading a PTA of this size and scale is no small endeavor. It would not have been possible if it weren’t for the volunteers who dedicated countless hours to lead and support the programs – to all of you, thank you!

Often parents and students are unaware of all the amazing PTA programs — it only happens because we have a committed PTA. PTA membership continues to decline year over year, and volunteerism becomes increasingly reliant on a core (but shrinking) group of dedicated parents. To continue to deliver these programs, we need EVERY family to step up, become members and get involved. If you sit back and just expect the programs to happen, you will likely witness the end of these enjoyable and enriching programs. Consider stepping up your involvement in our school next year.

Here is a summary of this year’s great programs, services and support functions provided by Your PTA.

Community Events
  • Back to School Ice Cream Social
  • Holly Jolly Workshop
  • Monster Mash with Mad Scientist Lab
  • Field Day refreshments
  • Volunteer support for school-hosted programs including Field Day, STEM Fair, Book Fair, Art Room/Square Art Support and Kindergarten Orientation
Enrichment Programs
  • Reading Enrichment programs including Accelerated Reader, Book-It! and Reading Olympics
  • Laser Light Show assembly – Black History Tribute during Black History Month
  • Junior Achievement Day
  • PAW Printers
  • WatchDOGS
  • Yearbook
Teacher Appreciation programs
  • 1st Day of School Teachers Breakfast
  • Back to School Night Teachers Dinner
  • Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations
  • Professional development lunches
  • Teacher appreciation gifts
Legislative/Administrative Services
  • Membership Drive
  • Room Parents program
  • Fundraising events including Crofton Cubbies on the Run, Box Tops/Labels for Education, Ledo Pizza Night that funded Chromebooks for every grade at our school as well as all the above-listed programs.
  • Custom Teacher Door Signs
  • Health Room Support
  • School Supply Kits
  • Spirit Wear apparel
  • E-News weekly publications
  • Social media communication with Facebook
  • CES-PTA.com website content and technical management
  • Committee Chairpersons/Program Leaders
  • And of course, legislative board officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

 

We are fortunate to have several new board officers assuming responsibility for the PTA starting July 1st. Thank you to Megan Watson for stepping up as our new PTA President, Jenn Bach filling the Vice President vacancy, Traci Hurst-Morataya as our new Secretary, and Gary Heldt returning as our Treasurer. It’s reassuring to be passing the torch to such a great leadership team. I wish them success in continuing the great traditions and exploring new ideas in support of PTA’s mission. To our CES community, have a safe and enjoyable summer — see you in the fall.

 

Sincerely,

John Juppe

PTA President, 2015-2017

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SchoolKidz School Supply Kits – Order by Friday!

Online ordering is open through THIS Friday, June 9th

To place your order, go to http://www.shopttkits.com/enter School Account #: 20349 and begin shopping.

Only online orders will be processed and orders must be submitted by Friday, June 9th. No late orders will be accepted. If you have any questions or require more information, please send an email to schoolsupplykits@ces-pta.com.

You are not obligated to use this service. You may shop independently using the approved SY2017-18 School Supply List downloadable from here.

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PAW Printers Reading Day Schedule

The PTA invites you to celebrate the completion of this year’s PAW Printers program with the Reading Day events on the following days for each grade:

1st Grade – June 5th 9:30am – 11:00am
2nd Grade – June 5th 1:30pm – 3:00pm
3rd Grade – June 7th 9:30am – 11:00am
4th Grade – June 5th 11:00am – 12:00 noon
5th Grade – June 5th 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Students that participated in the PTA’s PAW printers program over the past several months will have the opportunity to read their stories aloud to classmates, teachers, parents and other adult guests in their classroom (or homeroom).  Please feel free to join us as we listen to the creative writers.  And, a big thank you to all our volunteers who contributed a tremendous amount of time and energy to make this PTA program a huge success!

At this time, non-school aged children are not permitted to attend.

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PAW Printers Reading Day Schedule

The PTA invites you to celebrate the completion of this year’s PAW Printers program with the Reading Day events on the following days for each grade:

1st Grade – June 5th 9:30am – 11:00am
2nd Grade – June 5th 1:30pm – 3:00pm
3rd Grade – June 7th 9:30am – 11:00am
4th Grade – June 5th 11:00am – 12 noon
5th Grade – June 5th 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Students that participated in the PTA’s PAW printers program over the past several months will have the opportunity to read their stories aloud to classmates, teachers, parents and other adult guests in their classroom (or homeroom).  Please feel free to join us as we listen to the creative writers.  And, a big thank you to all our volunteers who contributed  a tremendous amount of time and energy to make this PTA program a huge success!

At this time, non-school aged children are not be permitted to attend.

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Volunteers for Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for THIS Wednesday, May 31. This school-sponsored day of fun is dependent on adult volunteers to staff the 20 stations as well as supply/staffing the water station. Mr. Gurien (aka Mr. G) has published a SignUpGenius page where he is soliciting volunteers, and he has reached out to PTA to help support the event. On the SignUpGenius, you will find the following activities split between morning and afternoon sessions, that need volunteer support:

  • Activity stations:  Need at least two adult volunteers per station, per session, to provide simple coaching to the students, and cheering them on.
  • Canopies:  Need volunteers to bring 10’x10′ or larger portable canopies to provide sun shelter while the kids are eating Rita’s Italian ices (courtesy of the PTA) and refreshing at water stations.  While his ask is for two, the PTA suggests that volunteers provide as many canopies they may have available.
  • Water Coolers:  Need volunteers to provide five large water coolers (like the big Gatorade coolers).  Ideally, when delivered to the school, they are filled with ice.
  • Water Station Helpers:  Need 3 volunteers to staff the water cooler stations, and ensure that the coolers are replenished.
Please click on this link to volunteer:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4aa8ad2fa4fe3-field

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Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on June 1

Join us to celebrate our school’s volunteers on June 1st

CES teachers, administrators and staff would like to show their appreciation for all the dedicated volunteers who have given their time and talents to help with special events, classroom parties, field trips, and any number of school-sponsored activities! Please join us for some breakfast treats in the school media center! We are grateful to have such a supportive community of volunteers who are always willing to help!

Date:  Thursday, June 1

Time:  9:15am – 10:00am

Location:  CES Media Center

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SchoolKidz School Supply Kits – Order Today!

Online ordering is Open through June 9th

 

To place your order, go to http://www.shopttkits.com/enter School Account #: 20349 and begin shopping.

Only online orders will be processed and orders must be submitted by Friday, June 9th. No late orders will be accepted. If you have any questions or require more information, please send an email to schoolsupplykits@ces-pta.com.

You are not obligated to use this service. You may shop independently using the approved SY2017-18 School Supply List downloadable from here.

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SchoolKidz School Supply Kits – Order Today!

Online ordering is Open through June 9th

As with past years, Your PTA is hosting the SchoolKidz School Supply Kit program. This program is an easy and convenient way for parents to purchase back-to-school supplies for next school year. Your PTA provides this program as a service to our CES families as an alternative to running around to different stores, shopping for the multitude of items needed.

What can you expect:
  • Quality Teacher Approved Supplies at Affordable Prices! Kits are built using the supplies approved by our teachers and are customized by grade level. We believe you will find the pricing to be very reasonable.
  • Personalized Kits with Bonus Items and Promotional Offerings! Each kit comes labeled with your student’s name and grade. Also included inside of every kit are exclusive offers along with 40 Personalized Labels for labeling supplies.
  • Saves Time! Avoid the hassle of multiple store visits and battling long back-to-school lines. The kits will be delivered directly to the school for your child and available for pickup during Meet the Teacher this fall.

To place your order, go to http://www.shopttkits.com/enter School Account #: 20349 and begin shopping.

Only online orders will be processed and orders must be submitted by Friday, June 9th. No late orders will be accepted. If you have any questions or require more information, please send an email to schoolsupplykits@ces-pta.com.

You are not obligated to use this service. You may shop independently using the approved SY2017-18 School Supply List downloadable from here.

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PTA Supports 5th Grade Celebrations

Your PTA, maintaining its long standing tradition of donating the proceeds from the May Ledo Pizza Family Night, this week presented the 5th Grade class with a check for $598, to support their commencement celebrations. Congratulations to our amazing 5th Graders and good luck at CMS next year!

Ledo Pizza Family Nights are hosted by Scott Taggart and his staff at Ledo Pizza at Eddie’s Place in Crofton throughout the school year. A percentage of each evening’s receipts on both dine-in and take-out are donated to your PTA.  Thank you to Scott and his team for their continued support of your Crofton Elementary School PTA!

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Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31. This school-sponsored day of fun is dependent on adult volunteers to staff the 20 stations as well as supply/staffing the water station. Mr. Gurien (aka Mr. G) has published a SignUpGenius page where he is soliciting volunteers, and he has reached out to PTA to help support the event. On the SignUpGenius, you will find the following activities split between morning and afternoon sessions, that need volunteer support:

  • Activity stations:  Need at least two adult volunteers per station, per session, to provide simple coaching to the students, and cheering them on.
  • Canopies:  Need volunteers to bring 10’x10′ or larger portable canopies to provide sun shelter my the kids are eating ices and where we are setting up water stations.  While his ask is for two, the PTA suggests that volunteers provide as many canopies they may have available.
  • Water Coolers:  Need volunteers to provide five large water coolers (like the big Gatorade coolers).  Ideally, when delivered to the school, they are filled with ice.
  • Water Station Helpers:  Need 3 volunteers to staff the water cooler stations, and ensure that the coolers are replenished.
Please click on this link to volunteer:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4aa8ad2fa4fe3-field

 

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